Russian all-cargo airline Volga-Dnepr Group confirmed Friday that a massive An-124-100 freighter made an emergency landing and rolled off the runway after experiencing technical issues on takeoff and returning to the airport in Novosibirsk, Russia. None of the 14 crew members were injured.
The plane was operating under a charter from Seoul, South Korea, to Vienna, with 84 tons of automotive spare parts and made a technical stop in Novosibirsk.
Russian news sites and aviation safety bloggers said the roll-on/roll-off freighter experienced an unexpected failure in one of its four engines during takeoff. One report said a piece of engine shrapnel fell through a warehouse roof west of the airport, but no one was hurt.
Volga-Dnepr provided few other details but said it is cooperating with aviation authorities to investigate the cause of the accident.